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Why cpr training is so vital

The importance of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training cannot be overstated.

According to the British Heart Foundation, 30,000 people experience an out-of-hospital heart attack each year. Of those 30,000, just one in 10 survive.

That comparatively low survival rate is, in large part, owed to the lack of CPR training.

CPR training is also used as an emergency procedure when a person’s lungs are incapacitated,

While there is no legal requirement for CPR training, all employers are encouraged to implement a programme of training, whether part of a first aid course or separately.

The workplace CPR training should:

  • Provide information about why someone might require CPR (children are less likely to experience heart failure but more likely to have blocked airways);
  • Comprehensively demonstrate the correct CPR techniques; and
  • Answer any questions that the participants have.

Having completed the training, employees will be better equipped to deal with the CPR requirements of anyone they are likely to come into contact with, such as colleagues or clients.

Building on their existing CPR knowledge, your employees may also benefit from automated external defibrillator (AED) training. After all, the chances of survival for someone experiencing heart failure nearly double when both CPR and a defibrillator are used.


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How Loch Wellness can help:

We recognise the importance of CPR training. After all, it’s nothing short of life-saving.

Treating workplace CPR training with the reverence it deserves, our first aid partners can organise a training programme that is both comprehensive and efficient – suitable to both large and small organisations.

This training might be for colleagues who have never undertaken CPR before, or it may act as a refresher course to update knowledge and reinforce correct techniques.

It can also be a useful opportunity for your employees to ask practical questions and understand the importance of CPR in the workplace.

Whatever your CPR training requirements, Loch Wellness can help.

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How long is CPR training valid for?

According to government guidelines, certificates and qualifications attained for the purposes of first aid at work expire after three years.

It is, therefore, vital that you record and monitor all CPR training undertaken by your employees, including refresher training courses that can reinforce technique and provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions.

In doing so, you can ensure that this important and specific part of first aid can be carried out in an emergency.


What’s the correct depth for CPR?

The NHS specifies the correct depth for chest compressions as 2 to 2.5 inches. The provider of CPR should use the heel of one hand, supported by the other, and achieve that depth at a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.

If you require CPR instructions in an emergency, call 999.

What is the purpose of CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure undertaken to replicate the natural function of a person’s heart or lungs if incapacitated. The deployment of CPR can increase a person’s chances of survival significantly.

While not currently a legal requirement, CPR training is recommended for all workplaces, something that can be arranged by Loch Training & Wellbeing.


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